• Dorceta Taylor
  • “Power, Privilege, and Conservation: The Quest for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion” will cover topics from her book “The Rise of the American Conservation Movement”. This work examines the emergence and rise of the multifaceted U.S. conservation movement from the mid-nineteenth to the early twentieth century. Dorceta shows how race, class, and gender influenced every aspect of the movement, including the establishment of parks; campaigns to protect wild game, birds, and fish; forest conservation; outdoor recreation; and the movement's links to nineteenth-century ideologies. Initially led by white urban elites—whose early efforts discriminated against the lower class and were often tied up with slavery and the appropriation of Native lands—the movement benefited from contributions to policy making, knowledge about the environment, and activism by the poor and working class, people of color, women, and Native Americans.


    “Power, Privilege and Conservation” will take place at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 26 in Miller Hall 138 on Western’s campus. Facebook Event: Dorceta Taylor Keynote: Power, Privilege, and Conservation